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We loan because...
This team was founded after some members were profoundly touched by the documentary - "A Walk to Beautiful" - which can now be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCN7HnE-hjk.

The 9 min video "Fistula Pilgrims" tells the story of Telanish, a young girl in Ethiopia who was married at 10, pregnant at 11 and gave birth to a stillborn child at 12. As a result of a long and obstructed labour, she has a fistula and is left incontinent, an outcast from her community: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K7BLR6MQ0E

"From Despair to Dignity" is a short but powerful 5 minute video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hnBVb1e2m0

Some of our team members have visited the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa in Sept 2010. You can find the photos of our trip here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1498836905487.2071607.1071085140&type=1&l=37cf97fe75

About us
We make Kiva loans in recognition of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital and its supporters worldwide, which fight to correct a childbirth injury that can leave a young woman incontinent, leaking wastes, scorned and ostracized. A $450 surgical repair usually solves the problem and restores their lives. For more information, please check out the pages of the different global partners and donors of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital:
Australia: hamlin.org.au/
Netherlands: www.fistulahospital.nl
New Zealand: www.hamlinfistula.org.nz
Sweden: www.fistulasjukhuset.se
Switzerland: www.womenshope.ch
UK: www.hamlinfistulauk.org
USA: www.hamlinfistulausa.org; www.fistulafoundation.org

Search the web and do your online shopping through iGive to help us raise more funds for fistula patients: www.iGive.com/fight-fistulas.

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  • Samira
    Pakistan
    Samira received a loan from Franziska to expand her husband's fruit business.
    Franziska
  • Veasna
    Cambodia
    Veasna received a loan from Deb to build a closed hygiene latrine for her family.
    Deb
  • Wakati
    Kenya
    Wakati received a loan from Deb to purchase goats for resale and pay school fees for her children.
    Deb
  • Firas
    Palestine
    Firas received a loan from 2 team members to buy a laptop for his studies.
    Henrike Franziska
  • Tahiri
    Samoa
    Tahiri received a loan from Mishelle to buy bread, tomato sauce, boxes of canned tuna fish, plastic bags, a container, butter, and mayonnaise.
    Mishelle
  • Samah
    Palestine
    Samah received a loan from Deda to buy a sewing machine, yarn, and fabric to increase her production and increase her income to help her husband with the family living expenses.
    Deda
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  • Zlatko
    Kosovo
    Zlatko received a loan from Kate to buy a tilling machine which would help him facilitate his work and expand the planting area to plant more corn and wheat.
    Kate
  • Yeanoh
    Sierra Leone
    Yeanoh received a loan from Francesca to buy more men and women slippers to sell to her customers.
    Francesca
  • Zigama Cb Group
    Rwanda
    Zigama Cb Group received a loan from Edie to buy more cassava and sweet potatoes to sell.
    Edie
  • Alex's Group
    Kenya
    Alex's Group received a loan from Edie to purchase two solar lights and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
    Edie

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